Rays Don’t Expect To Acquire Werth

A Rays source tells Yahoo's Tim Brown that the team doesn't expect to acquire Jayson Werth (Twitter link). Before David DeJesus hit the DL, the Royals outfielder was a more likely target for Tampa Bay, according to Brown's source. The Phillies are shopping Werth, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. They would like to obtain prospects – possibly so they can send them to Houston for Roy Oswalt – and Werth would be able to command some quality young players.

Werth projects as a Type A free agent and in spite of a recent slide (.612 OPS and zero homers since June 26th), has solid numbers for the year. His .279/.369/.498 line is quite good and he leads the league in doubles. Teams like the Rays, White Sox and Giants are looking for big bats, and the Phils can call on Domonic Brown – arguably the top prospect in the minor leagues – to replace Werth.


48 Responses to Rays Don’t Expect To Acquire Werth Leave a Reply

  1. Amaro NEEDS to get rid of this bum. If we do NOTHING I’m gonna be really pissed.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      A Philly fan who turns on a player in a heartbeat? Shocking.

  2. patrick_mccaw 5 years ago

    Beacuse it worked out SO well the last time Tampa accuired a declining Philly outfileder…

    • EcRocks 5 years ago

      Jason Werth 2010 >> Pat Burrell 2009 by a million.

  3. budman3 5 years ago

    Good for them.. The better player to go after is Corey Hart who they would at least have through 2011. Brewers want a ready to go ML pitcher. Rays might be willing to give up Wade Davis for him. I think they might want to trade off James Shields first and maybe the Brewers would prefer his experience. He has an escalating
    contract that might be more affordable to the Brewers down the road and would become more cumbersome to the financially challenged Rays.

    • magnushanso 5 years ago

      No, the Brewers would not prefer “experience” as “experience” really just means the guy is closer to FA when you’re talking trade value.

      • budman3 5 years ago

        Usuaully that is correct but Shields is under contract thru next season and then follows three years of escalating options through 2014. So he has four years left to become a FA.

  4. “Domonic Brown – arguably the top prospect in the minor leagues” … next to JP

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Arencibia is 24 and repeating the level. Brown isn’t 23 yet and is destroying it in his first time through. Arencibia likely isn’t even the best catching prospect the Blue Jays have.

      • patrick_mccaw 5 years ago

        I think some confuse what is meant by ‘top prospect.’ Arencibia is arguably the most ready to face MLB pitching of anyone in that league. However, in terms of the full package, Brown’s potential, and likelyhood of reaching it, is much much higher.

      • moonraker45 5 years ago

        Are you always right?? It seems so. . D’arnaud will have JP’s starting job a lot sooner then people think.

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    “Actually, the “bum” (which I’m not sure why you called him that) is the reason why Ryan Howard gets pitches to hit. So if you get rid of him, you get rid of Ryan Howard’s numbers. Thank You and your welcome. ”

    not that you’re wrong in Werth being a quality player, but is there definitive proof that there’s such a thing as “protection” in a line-up? Can you show me where?

    • yeah.. david ortiz post manny ramirez

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Right, because that couldn’t possibly just be an unathletic bat-only player declining rapidly in his 30s–which has NEVER happened.

  6. Catztradamus 5 years ago

    I don’t think Werth goes anywhere. And if Werth goes nowhere, you can forget about Haren or Oswalt too.

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    “yeah.. david ortiz post manny ramirez “how is that definitive proof? I’m talking about an in-depth study, not some moron selectively choosing examples

  8. aap212 5 years ago

    The Rays are smart enough to look at Werth’s home/road splits, and the Phillies are probably asking for young starting pitching, so this isn’t a real surprise.

    • magnushanso 5 years ago

      Yep, Werth hits all his home runs in one of the best HR parks in the majors. Sure hits a lot of doubles on the road though…

  9. Guest 5 years ago

    and seeing as JP Arencibia has a triple-slash MLE of .253/.300/.501 you should take his minor league numbers with a grain of salt

  10. Linutor 5 years ago

    Because MLE is so reliable…

  11. Guest 5 years ago

    “Because MLE is so reliable… ”

    you’re right, let’s bank on Arencibia posting a 1.000 OPS and being the top prospect in baseball. That’s more reasonable than expecting an .800 OPS and ~.310 OBP from a 24 year old repeating AAA ball (which may actually be a generous projection).

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      Will he be that good in the majors? probably not. But considering he had an corrective eye procedure done in the offseason and is seeing the ball much better, its not hard to believe that he won’t atleast be a pretty darn good player and one day an allstar.

      You say he’s repeating AAA, while that does count for some advantage and comfort, MANY players repeat levels and don’t show that kind of consistent power and success. So is he the best prospect in the minors?? No, but its he really good? Yes.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        you’re talking like you’re telling me something i don’t know, a .500 slugging from a catcher is quite good, we’re arguing the same thing, youve missed some of the deleted comments i assume but i was trying to point out hes not the BEST prospect in the minors

  12. Guest 5 years ago

    “actually played 4 years of D1 ball, while you probably sit around in chat rooms all day”

    not seeing your point, i play competitive baseball too, that doesn’t exempt me from stupid opinions

  13. Guest 5 years ago

    “mlb the show doesn’t count as competitive baseball ”

    this isn’t the place for these kinds of high school arguments, i’m done with you, and i guarantee nobody else here will give you the amount of attention i just did.

  14. I wouldnt call Werth a bum but he is not producing. his average has dropped 60 points over the past few months.

    I say get what you can for Werth because i would love to have another good starting pitcher. but if they don’t get rid of him, the picks, but i would rather have prospects rather then a few picks.

    • PhilliePhan77 5 years ago

      Agree. They need to move him to get something for the future. I hope we can get a younger pitcher that the Phils can control for a few years on the cheap. I love Werth but I don’t see him putting us over the top if we keep him. It is time to let D. Brown take over in RF.

      I just wish we didn’t have to pay Ibanez and Lidge next year over $25 million. Lot of wasted money there. I hope they can pick up another starter in FA this off season. The cupboard is bare for starters and Moyer needs to go.

      • $3081341 5 years ago

        Thats the thing, why are they fielding offers for Werth when Ibanez is a lot older. Deal him for some prospects for godsake. Besides, isn’t his contract up soon.

  15. hoagiebuchanan 5 years ago

    Werth has been the subject of trade rumors since before his slump…everyone assumed he was gonna have another great year to back up his breakout year (it’s only halfway through and some, but still) and we wouldn’t be able to afford him. So really it just makes more sense now. But hey, he got an RBI yesterday so who knows??

  16. hoagiebuchanan 5 years ago

    Werth has been the subject of trade rumors since before his slump…everyone assumed he was gonna have another great year to back up his breakout year (it’s only halfway through and some, but still) and we wouldn’t be able to afford him. So really it just makes more sense now. But hey, he got an RBI yesterday so who knows??

  17. AKraysfan3 5 years ago

    This seems good for both teams. Trade Joyce and maybe a young arm (Someone needs to go, Hellickson can’t be in the minors forever), maybe Niemann? After Werth becomes a FA, Desmond Jennings should prolly be ready to take over in the OF.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Remember they’ll be losing Crawford too. Also, I really don’t think the Rays want Werth and his home/road splits at the price of prospects they’ll have to pay.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Remember they’ll be losing Crawford too. Also, I really don’t think the Rays want Werth and his home/road splits at the price of prospects they’ll have to pay.

  18. AKraysfan3 5 years ago

    This seems good for both teams. Trade Joyce and maybe a young arm (Someone needs to go, Hellickson can’t be in the minors forever), maybe Niemann? After Werth becomes a FA, Desmond Jennings should prolly be ready to take over in the OF.

  19. AKraysfan3 5 years ago

    This seems good for both teams. Trade Joyce and maybe a young arm (Someone needs to go, Hellickson can’t be in the minors forever), maybe Niemann? After Werth becomes a FA, Desmond Jennings should prolly be ready to take over in the OF.

    • AKraysfan3 5 years ago

      Sorry for posting this twice, didn’t realize it automatically posted after making a new account…

    • AKraysfan3 5 years ago

      Sorry for posting this twice, didn’t realize it automatically posted after making a new account…

  20. aap212 5 years ago

    Probably because Dominic Brown doesn’t exist. But Domonic Brown is a better prospect.

  21. aap212 5 years ago

    It used to be common sense that the sun revolved around the Earth.

  22. actually played 4 years of D1 ball, while you probably sit around in chat rooms all day

  23. troll alert

  24. aap212 5 years ago

    Tim McCarver played major league ball and caught Bob Gibson, and he’s still a terrible analyst, too.

  25. patrick_mccaw 5 years ago

    and one wearing a Jays avatar. how unfortunate

  26. Demonic [sic] Brown is still my favorite.

  27. Demonic [sic] Brown is still my favorite.

  28. aap212 5 years ago

    Hehe. I’m a Mets fan. I might need to remember that in a couple of years.

    Gary Cohen: “And Jonathon Niese has just been DEMONIZED this afternoon at Citifield.”

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